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Monday, October 20, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

A U.Va. study used advanced DNA sequencing to produce new insights into the potentially nefarious origins of the cells’ “powerhouse” organelles.

Monday, October 20, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

W. Ralph Eubanks, who joined the staff last year, talks about what he thinks makes the journal distinctive, as well as a little bit about his own work and interests – including Southern food.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Successful applicants, including six undergraduate and two graduate students, will work with University partners to improve rural health conditions in South Africa, Uganda and St. Kitts and Nevis.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Drs. Chris Shaffrey and Justin Smith are among 18 surgeons chosen by a panel of “thought leaders in the field,” a list compiled by Orthopedics This Week.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 | Ashley Patterson

Kevin Spacey, the award-winning American film and stage actor, director, screenwriter and producer, talked arts and surviving college at the second installment of the President’s Speaker Series for the Arts.

Friday, October 17, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan called for “appropriate recognition of the historical role of slavery and enslaved persons at the University” as the University nears its bicentennial.

Friday, October 17, 2014

“The University of Virginia holds a unique and special place in the history of higher education in the nation and the world,” he said. “I will be forever grateful to the talented faculty, students and staff with whom I have had the privilege to work at this storied institution.”

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The 15-member panel is seeking ways to improve safety across the Charlottesville-Albemarle-U.Va. community, with emphases on enforcement, prevention and awareness, and engagement and education.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Ashley Patterson

U.Va. undergraduates have the opportunity to live and learn in residential colleges. Three distinct environments offer the chance for faculty and students to fulfill Thomas Jefferson’s vision for the University as a learning community.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

U.Va.’s Data Science Institute on Friday kicks off a series of six data science lectures with a talk by Zillow economist Stan Humphries.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

U.Va.’s Center for Survey Research is partnering with a D.C.-based nonpartisan organization in an effort that will use innovative methods and technology to give the American people more influence in the policymaking process.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Agnes Filipowski

Lynn, a 1951 Curry School of Education graduate, will be honored on Oct. 23 for her $3 million endowment to the Women’s Center.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

Will Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate? And what happens if they do? U.Va.’s crack team of political pundits ponders those questions and a few more.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Counter to negative stereotypes about low-income, urban males of color, most teens in the study endorsed pro-social values like valuing achievement and responsibility, and had positive attitudes toward school and beliefs about their future.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The University of Virginia will host a ceremony marking an African-American burial site as part of a national conference, “Universities Confronting the Legacy of Slavery.”

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Robert Hull

Kevin Spacey – the Academy Award-winning film and stage actor, director and producer – will address the University of Virginia on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the John Paul Jones Arena for the second annual U.Va. President’s Speaker Series for the Arts.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee report, released Tuesday, examines administrative support functions and costs at Virginia’s public colleges and universities.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

A new website and upcoming book offer effectiveness scores for members of Congress.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Scholars, practitioners, educators, policy professionals and youth will gather to discuss how after-school programs can support the healthy development of children and adolescents.

Monday, October 13, 2014 | Eric Williamson

Under pressure to resolve cases and facing deep-pocketed opposition, prosecutors often cut backroom deals that fall far short of what might result from a courtroom trial, Brandon Garrett alleges in “Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations.”

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